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Government can continue forced medication of defendant (access required)

The court denied the defendant’s motion for a hearing at this stage and found, based upon a Bureau of Prisons psychiatric report, that defendant had a substantial probability of regaining competency if medicated another 120 days. Background Defendant was charged with kidnapping. On Dec. 1, 2017, the government moved for a psychiatric examination to determine defendant’s competency ...